I'm a 30 year old mother to an almost-11 year old and an almost-7 year old. I'm a writer who has only recently gotten involved in photography, but I love the way thinking like a camera is changing my brain and even my stories. I live in beautiful Portland, OR, USA, but love to spend time in my hometown Chicago, IL, USA. My children and I got to spend three weeks in Lucca, Toscana, Italia and in Roma and we fell in love with both cities. It is fun to visit our relatives near Lucca, and we plan to fly over the ocean again soon!